Poland is a state in central Europe whose capital and largest city is Warsaw. Krakow is another city in Poland known for its historical importance, which attracts millions of people. It is a developed country and a member of the EU, NATO and the UN.
President Donald Trump has signed off on Poland’s entry to the State Department’s Visa Waiver Program, letting Polish citizens enter the US for 90 days without a visa. The move follows defense talks with President Andrzej Duda.
The decision by the top court in the EU to curb Russian energy firm Gazprom’s use of the Opal gas pipeline, which links Nord Stream to Germany, has saved Poland from a ‘tragic’ gas shortage, its state oil and gas company admits.
This year, Russia provided record supplies of gas to the European market to meet the region’s growing demand. But some nations, particularly the US, Poland and the Baltic states, still insist Europe can do without Russian energy.